|Ref. No.||Valjoux 72C triple-calendar Chronograph|
|Price||7,500 € (= $8,094)|
|Case diameter||35 mm|
|Chronograph, Date, Weekday, Month, Annual calendar|
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Bovet - Datora Valjoux 72 C from about 1952 - extremely rare - fancy lugs
Rare men's wrist watch with Chronograph, 30 min. , 12h-counter and complete calendar
Three piece, pressure back. Dial with raised gold indices, increased arabic numerals, small seconds, 30 min.- and 12h-counter, day, date and month view, alpha-hand. Movement: 2/3-plate movement, rhodium-plated, sanded, polished screws, fine sanded Chronograph - Steel, ratchet wheel, Glucydur-screw balance, blued.
A gent's rare wristwatch with Chronograph, 30 min and 12h counter and full calendar
Three-body, push back. Dial: silvered, raised indexes, raised Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 30 minutes and 12h counter, day, date and month indication, alpha hands. Movement.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, ground, polished screws, finely ground chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, Glucydur screw balance, blued Ste. .. hairspring.
This very complicated for the time clock is equipped with the noble Valjoux caliber 72 C, a further development of the already come to glory in Rolex Valjoux 72 and shows in addition to the day, the month in the upper medium-sized windows, the date using a dedicated central pointer, and even the hours, minutes, and seconds to separately on the 3 additional subdials.
( With two printers and additional buttons for the Quick Set the date of the month and the day.
"There is nothing the United Kingdom," the emperor Qianlong wrote to King George III, " what could possibly need the kingdom of heaven. " Nothing except for one: watches were the only foreign products to which the Chinese Elite showed interest.
Qianlong itself was a remarkable collection. While the United Kingdom gunboats and opium use to forcibly open the Chinese market to hold, it was a Swiss businessman was the key to this. The 21 year-old Edouard Bovet came in 1818 and sold almost immediately in Canton to four clocks for 10,000 Swiss francs - in today's value to a million US dollars.
Edouard Bovet then decided, in Canton, in order to remain a watchmakers to reasons, the 80 years was. Soon we were in China "Bo Wei" became a synonym for a clock.
Through the chaos of the various currencies in the late Manchu China spread Bovet watches thanks to your constant high value even more than a pawn.
In the meantime, it has been Bovets hometown Fleurier in Val-de-Travers one of the leading manufacturing centers, which the watchmaking art and skills Europe showed a distant civilization. Bovets watches from the 19. Century were generally intended for the Far East market and showed that universal themes of peace, harmony and order are wearable. Their immortal enamel and robust movements secured their survival in today's estimate.
Bovets Chinese watches were decorated with split pearls and exquisite miniatures on enamel, created by the great masters of the time. You were the first, which showed a transparent back to provide some insight on engraved in detail and open to allow movements worked. A second hand, rather unusual in this era, brought life to the dial. The exotic decoration with the robust, double-movements sold not only in China, but in total Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
A very high-quality clock with many complications
( In Rolex Valjoux caliber 72 C already costs the 60.000 ,- to 120000,- Euro.
In perfect condition, from class and completely revised watchmaker REVISIONED
With 1 year warranty